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Can Lights in Vaulted Ceiling - Cree?

Posted by puppymomfl (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 17, 11 at 17:32

I'm late in the game on my new construction and have been trying to absorb all the info in this forum, but I want to be sure I'm not making an irrevocable error.

My kitchen and great room have vaulted ceilings. I want to use can lights for general lighting in both areas. The ceiling height where the cans will go will be between 13' - 15'. Will the LR6/CR6 Cree fixtures spaced 6'-7' apart provide enough light?

I have to give the builder my decision by Wednesday, so any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated!


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RE: Can Lights in Vaulted Ceiling - Cree?

You might want to consider the Cree LR6-DR1000. These have greater brightness than the standard LR6 and are useful with high ceilings like yours. Quite costly, however.

I would call Cree and ask their suggestions. I did for my own kitchen project and received a lot of useful advice, including not only the specific fixture but also the best dimmer, etc. Good luck!


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RE: Can Lights in Vaulted Ceiling - Cree?

The lr6 should work fine. Lutron has a more comprehensive list of dimmers known to work with the Cree lights.


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RE: Can Lights in Vaulted Ceiling - Cree?

The LR-6 is a pretty good light soon to be replaced by Cree (shhush) It only dimms down to 25 percent. It is a good light though.


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RE: Can Lights in Vaulted Ceiling - Cree?

Thanks so much. I am reassured that I'm on the right track and I'll call call Cree today.


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RE: Can Lights in Vaulted Ceiling - Cree?

Also, you may have to play with dimmers with the LR Cree lights. Very finicky. You may get some blinking and or humming.


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Cree's recommendation to me for dimmers with the 10 LR6's I will have on one switch (and the 3 on a 2nd switch and 2 on a 3rd switch) are the Lutron Skylark SF-10P (single pole) and Lutron Skylark SF-103P (3-way). Not as cosmetically sleek as some of Lutron's other dimmers, but I just want 'em to work w/o issues.


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Those should work fine


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The list of lutron dimmers and modules that are compatible with LR6 & CR6 can be viewed at:
http://www.lutron.com/ResourceLibrary/LEDReportCard/LED_LR6 Report Card.pdf
http://www.lutron.com/ResourceLibrary/LEDReportCard/CR6 Report Card_RevB.pdf


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RE: Can Lights in Vaulted Ceiling - Cree?

We have had some issues with RA maestros with LR-6's as well as Radio RA. They work better with the CR-6. In fact all dimmers work better with the CR-6 other than the electronic ones.


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RE: Can Lights in Vaulted Ceiling - Cree?

Thanks so much everyone. I really appreciate the help!


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RE: Can Lights in Vaulted Ceiling - Cree?

It was recommended to me that I use 'Nora Lighting' for our vaulted ceilings (about 15-18 ft) instead of Cree. They are 4" cans and guaranteed to last 7 years. I absolutely REFUSE to use 6" cans! I haven't checked the cost as compared to Cree. Hopefully they will be competitively priced.


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